Rapid Rehousing is designed to assist homeless individuals and families who are currently staying outside, in vehicles, or in local shelters.
The purpose is to help families and individuals quickly exit homelessness with both housing identification and financial assistance, and to help them achieve long-term housing stability.
“The lack of safe, affordable housing requires a renewed commitment to increase the supply of quality housing and to preserve, maintain, and improve existing housing through public/private partnerships…”
~USCCB, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, 2011
At times funds come available to assist highly motivated families living in motels to move beyond their situation and into permanent housing as well. These cases are assessed on an individual basis.
The core components of our rapid rehousing program are:
- Housing identification: Quickly finding housing for program participants, recruiting and negotiating with landlords.
- Move-in and rental assistance: Provision of short-term help to households to assist with security deposits, move-in expenses, rent and/or utilities.
- Case management services: Helps participants obtain and move into permanent housing, supports participants to stabilize in housing, connects participants to community and mainstream services, and gives other supports as needed.
Mercy Housing accompanies individuals and families on the journey from homelessness to lasting stability and self-sufficiency in their own home.
To inquire about the housing program or to make a referral, please contact any member of the Mercy Housing staff.
Mercy Housing Coordinator, Mary Oles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Based Case Managers:
Becki Wildenberger: email@example.com
Kris Magnusson: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please call the regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 866-750-4431.